The festival "48 Hours Novosibirsk" is conceptually closely related to the festival "48 Hours Neukölln". The festival in the capital of Siberia, like the Berlin “predecessor”, is open to local initiatives: any artist in Novosibirsk and nearby cities wishing to become a part of the festival could send an idea of his project to the organizers on the days of accepting applications.
"New present" - this was the theme chosen for the festival in Novosibirsk. Due to the ambiguity of the word "present", several semantic fields arise: a new "present" and a new "real". On the one hand, the theme of the festival rather ambiguously refers to the avant-garde magazine Nastoyashchee, which was already barely familiar to the modern reader, published in Novosibirsk in the early 1920s and which became the forerunner of the cultivation of a modernist view of art and culture in Siberia. On the other hand, the topic gives rise to reflection on what contemporary art is in Siberia today and what significance it has in society.